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Airflow attenuation and bed net utilization: observations from Africa and Asia

June 20, 2012 - 12:39 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
von Seidlein L, Konstantin I, Bruun R, Jawara M, Pinder M, Knols BG, Knudsen JB
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:200 (15 June 2012)

MalariaWorldDespite concerted efforts to increase the uptake of this intervention in many areas uptake remains poor.

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Open Access | Plasmodium vivax populations revisited: mitochondrial genomes of temperate strains in Asia suggest ancient population expansion

February 21, 2012 - 14:32 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Miao Miao, Zhaoqing Yang, Harland Patch, Yaming Huang, Ananias A Escalante and Liwang Cui
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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012, 12:22

MalariaWorldThis study provided further resolution of the population structure and evolution of P. vivax, especially in temperate/warm-temperate endemic areas of Asia.

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Open Access | Global distribution of the sickle cell gene and geographical confirmation of the malaria hypothesis

January 18, 2012 - 11:53 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Frédéric B. Piel, Anand P. Patil, Rosalind E. Howes, Oscar A. Nyangiri, Peter W. Gething, Thomas N. Williams, David J. Weatherall & Simon I. Hay
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Nature Communications Volume: 1: 104

MalariaWorldHere, we use a comprehensive data assembly of HbS allele frequencies to generate the first evidence-based map of the worldwide distribution of the gene in a Bayesian geostatistical framework.

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A reliable ex vivo invasion assay of human reticulocytes by Plasmodium vivax

October 4, 2011 - 06:32 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bruce Russell, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Laurent Rénia, et al.
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Blood September 29, 2011 vol. 118 no. 13 e74-e81

MalariaWorldCurrently, there are no reliable RBC invasion assays to guide the discovery of vaccines against Plasmodium vivax, the most prevalent malaria parasite in Asia and South America.

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Open Access | A review of mixed malaria species infections in anopheline mosquitoes

September 1, 2011 - 08:20 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Imwong M, Nakeesathit S, Day NP, White NJ
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:253 (31 August 2011)

There are relatively few data on mixed infection rates in mosquitoes from Africa.

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Open Access | Trends in malaria research in 11 Asian Pacific countries: an analysis of peer-reviewed publications over two decades

May 19, 2011 - 12:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Finn Andersen, Nick M Douglas, Dorina Bustos, Gawrie Galappaththy, Gao Qi, Michelle S Hsiang, Rita Kusriastuti, Kamini Mendis, George Taleo, Maxine Whittaker, Ric N Price, Lorenz von Seidlein
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:131 (18 May 2011)

The proportion of malaria-related publications out of the overall biomedical output from the 11 target Asian-Pacific countries is decreasing.

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Malaria Prophylaxis in African and Asiatic Children Traveling to Their Parents' Home Country: A Florentine Study

May 10, 2011 - 07:26 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Elisabetta Venturini, Elena Chiappini, Francesco Mannelli, Francesca Bonsignori, Luisa Galli and Maurizio de Martino
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Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 161–164, May/June 2011

Our data highlight the need for educational actions in Italy about malaria prophylaxis among immigrants. Larger epidemiological investigations are needed at this regard.

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Series: Review: Ranking of elimination feasibility between malaria-endemic countries

November 9, 2010 - 09:58 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Andrew J Tatem, David L Smith, Peter W Gething, Caroline W Kabaria, Robert W Snow, Simon I Hay
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The Lancet, Volume 376, Issue 9752, 6 November 2010-12 November 2010, Pages 1579-1591

Spatial data for these factors were assembled for all malaria-endemic countries and combined to provide an objective, relative ranking of countries by technical, operational, and combined elimination feasibility.

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Open Access | An Open-Label, Randomised Study of Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine Versus Artesunate-Mefloquine for Falciparum Malaria in Asia

August 5, 2010 - 12:39 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Neena Valecha, Aung Pyae Phyo, Sasithon Pukittayakamee, et al
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PLoS ONE 5(7): e11880

DHA/PQP was a highly efficacious drug for P. falciparum malaria in areas where multidrug parasites are prevalent. The DHA/PQP combination can play an important role in the first-line treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria.

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Open Access | Ecology: Identification and characterization of odorant-binding protein 1 gene from the Asian malaria mosquito, Anopheles stephensi

January 6, 2010 - 12:56 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
M. S. Sengul, Z. Tu
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Insect Molecular Biology : Volume 19, Issue 1, Date: February 2010, Pages: 49-60

Here we report the identification and molecular characterization of the Anopheles stephensi odorant-binding protein 1 gene (AsteObp1), an Obp1 gene in An. stephensi, a major malaria vector in Asia.

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